The Projects 2017-2018

Artist: Leonard Gayden

Project: This is our scene (R & D Award)

A multimedia exploration of street dance, involving a 7-part web-series, a mockumentary film, and documentation of a KC locals performance/battle/jam.


Artist: S.E. Nash

Project: Garden Variety Soda Fountain (R & D Award)

A sculptural and public engagement project taking the form of a mobile soda fountain, with workshops and activities for all ages about growing, fermentation, art, and the civic and political issues raised in the piece.


Artist: Solomon Bass

Project: BLACK & BLUE (Project Award)

A documentary and community dialogue aimed at building a bridge between Black police officers and the Black community during this time of racial tension.


.Artists: Bo Hubbard & Boi Boy

Project: Alter: Art Space (Project Award)

A collaborative, multidisciplinary, artist-run space in Kansas City connecting creative disciplines through interactive environments and unexpected programming


Artists: Connie Fitzpatrick & Marylin Hinojosa & Nedra Bonds

Project: Wak’ó Mujeres Phụ nữ Women Mural (Project Award)

A public mural in Lawrence, KS and a collection of written, audio and video histories, about, for and by women of color.


Artist: David Wayne Reed

Project: Eternal Harvest (Project Award)

A short film about the cycle of life, projected on the side of a large, hilltop barn on the Reed family’s rural Kansas farm, and cross-pollinating disparate communities in artistic collaboration.


Artist: Kendell Harbin

Project: The Roaming Center for Magnetic Alternatives (RCMA) (Project Award)

A mobile lending library of VHS tapes and video technologies visiting geographically isolated LGBTQIA populations, with artist-led videography workshops to uncover and tell participants’ own stories.


Artist: Brian Hawkins

Project: Asiminier: Folklore of the Missouri French Creoles (Project Award)

A feature-length documentary celebrating Creole history and folkways preserved for 300 years in MO, including cut-paper animations of folk tales with narration in the original French dialect.


Artist: Rodolfo Marron III

Project: Paz En El Barrio (Peace In The Hood) (Project Award)

A publication preserving and celebrating the rich Latinx culture within the Westside of Kansas City, released at a special celebration in partnership with the Guadalupe Center.


Artist: Ryan Tenney

Project: The Art + Agroecology Project: AgroArt (Project Award)

A live-work residency program on a 22-acre organic farm, culminating in a free publication providing remedies for historical land injustices and celebrating the future Black imagination.